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

SuperPAC: Law reform crucial for economy

Carlos Gutierrez, chairman of the Republicans for Immigration Reform super PAC, was in town on Monday to tout the virtues...

Updated: July 16, 2013, - 06:24 PM

Job fair for Minnesota veterans to be held Tuesday in Brooklyn Center

The largest job fair for veterans in Minnesota will be held Tuesday as part of Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton’s “Hire...

Updated: July 15, 2013, - 10:18 PM

Immigration beat: Report shows complexity of determining when the borders are secure

Part of the debate about immigration reform is that several principles don’t kick in until the borders are “secure.” What...

Updated: July 09, 2013, - 07:26 PM

Mother and nurse fights stigma of disabilities among Somalis

Caring for a son with cerebral palsy, Fardosa Ibrahim wants other Somalis to move past the shame and isolation of dealing with people with disabilities.

Updated: July 05, 2013, - 10:14 PM

Military affairs beat: Kudos to St. Paul VA on claims clearance

The Department of Veterans Affairs has been the subject of intense criticism over its backlog of disability claims.After 10 years...

Updated: July 02, 2013, - 07:28 PM

Franken: Senate’s immigration law is ‘an astonishingly good bill’

The bill fixed both Minnesota’s and the country’s “broken immigration system,” the senator said.

Updated: July 01, 2013, - 08:08 PM

Military affairs beat: Survey shows support for domestic drone use

Not too surprisingly, the results of a new survey released by a group advocating for more domestic use of drones...

Updated: June 25, 2013, - 08:58 PM

Religious, activist, business groups united for immigration reform

As the U.S. Senate begins what promises to be protracted debate over the issue, groups with their own vested interests in supporting reform are far from sitting on the sidelines back home.

Updated: June 21, 2013, - 06:02 AM

Immigration beat: Offenders seldom prosecuted in sex assault of farm workers

Half a million women in this country work in the farm fields. Many of them are undocumented, working below the...

Updated: June 19, 2013, - 09:52 AM

Immigration beat: Economic effects on Minnesota are mixed

As the state and nation debate immigration reform, a Minnesota legislative auditor’s report from a few years ago on the...

Updated: June 11, 2013, - 06:01 PM

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