Mark Brunswick

Reporter | Military Affairs
Phone: 612-673-4434
Mark Brunswick covers military affairs for the Star Tribune. He has had assignments in Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia and Kosovo and has focused on domestic issues related to PTSD, returning veterans, military recruitment and the new role of women in the military. Previously, he covered state government and politics from the Star Tribune's state capitol bureau in St. Paul.

Recent content from Mark Brunswick

Ellison vows to renew focus on immigration

Reform advocates fear the government shutdown stalled their momentum in Congress and seek to make strides yet this year.

Updated: October 21, 2013, - 09:52 PM

Immigration beat: Somali museum opens this weekend

North America’s only museum of Somali culture and artifacts is set for a grand opening this weekend in Minneapolis.Mogadishu used...

Updated: October 15, 2013, - 08:28 PM

Vets, military find ways to cope while shut out by shutdown

But interruption of VA checks, pension pay and tuition aid is a mounting concern.

Updated: October 11, 2013, - 05:06 AM

Culture beat: Writer Maziar Bahari, imprisoned by Iran, will speak at Temple Israel

Maziar Bahari, who was imprisoned, interrogated and beaten in Iran in 2009 on charges that he was attempting to stage...

Updated: October 08, 2013, - 05:24 PM

REVIEW: 'Thank You for Your Service,' by David Finkel

Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter David Finkel follows home soldiers from Iraq in this stunning follow-up to “The Good Soldiers.”

Updated: September 28, 2013, - 03:30 PM

Minnesota's Somali, Kenyan communities denouncing terrorists

Members of Minnesota’s Kenyan community came together Wednesday to say they will not retaliate against Somalia for the terrorist acts over the weekend in Nairobi, recognizing that the terror organization Al-Shabab represents only a small faction.

Updated: September 25, 2013, - 09:55 PM

Slick video rekindles fears that Al-Shabab is recruiting Minnesotans

Did Minnesotans play a role in Nairobi mall bombing? Some worry that the terrorist group is still recruiting here.

Updated: September 25, 2013, - 12:25 PM

Twin Cities Somali leaders condemn Kenya attack

Local leaders quickly distanced the community from Al-Shabab, which has recruited fighters from Minnesota.

Updated: September 24, 2013, - 07:02 AM

Feds step up deportation of Somalis in trouble in Minnesota

For Somalis who have broken the law, deportation to a volatile homeland is now a real possibility. “We still consider Somalia to be extremely unsafe,” said Deepinder Mayell, above, of Advocates for Human Rights.

Updated: September 21, 2013, - 11:08 PM

Immigration beat: Loans aim to help young Somalis

The Minneapolis-based American Refugee Committee (ARC) took a look at some daunting statistics in Somalia: 66 percent unemployment and 70...

Updated: September 17, 2013, - 09:39 PM

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