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

After 44 years, Minnesota Seabee gets his Purple Heart

It took persistence, some digging and a little help from the top to deliver the medal for Fred Jenness, a Seabee wounded in Vietnam.

Updated: December 23, 2013, - 08:40 PM

Military affairs beat: Calendar features vets and their dogs

A Twin Cities couple has produced a calendar of service dogs and their owners, all veterans with PTSD and other...

Updated: December 18, 2013, - 11:07 AM

Dec. 12, 2013: Care at Mpls. VA home gets new scrutiny

In the past three years, state records show, the veterans home has been the subject of 11 state health department investigations, including four suspicious deaths.

Updated: December 12, 2013, - 09:46 AM

Immigration beat: Neighborhood Development Center wins $50K for immigrant projects

The Twin Cities-based Neighborhood Development Center, a nonprofit that revitalizes low-income neighborhoods by empowering entrepreneurs, is one of four recipients...

Updated: December 04, 2013, - 07:28 PM

Obituary: Dorsey & Whitney's Roger Magnuson at 68

Roger Magnuson was a Twin Cities lawyer-educator-preacher with lofty academic credentials and a diverse résumé that included finding himself embroiled...

Updated: December 04, 2013, - 07:03 PM

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

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