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

Minneapolis relief worker: Philippines' typhon devasation 'incredible'

Two nights of torrential rains have made matters worse.

Updated: November 20, 2013, - 08:03 PM

Military affairs beat: Need for Mpls. VA’s trauma unit gets review

Changes may be coming to the Minneapolis Veterans Medical Center, one of five centers in the country that provide...

Updated: November 19, 2013, - 06:39 PM

Military affairs beat: Helping Minn.'s homeless vets may be working

Homelessness among veterans in Minnesota has decreased since 2009, suggesting that increased efforts to reach homeless veterans may be paying...

Updated: November 12, 2013, - 10:39 PM

Anoka Vietnam veterans have their own code of honor

Anoka's Vietnam vets don't follow strict rules at comrades' funerals.

Updated: November 10, 2013, - 09:52 PM

Immigration beat: Torture survivors face shock in U.S.

A new report from the Minneapolis-based Center for Victims of Torture examines an often-hidden consequence of the current immigration system:...

Updated: November 05, 2013, - 06:12 PM

Immigration beat: 600,000 people have applied for DACA

A new report by the Center for American Progress takes a nationwide look at the implementation of Deferred Action for...

Updated: October 29, 2013, - 06:37 PM

Immigration beat: Retrained vets to help track child predators

A new program brings together wounded veterans with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to assist special agents with criminal investigations...

Updated: October 22, 2013, - 06:16 PM

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

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