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

Military beat: Final Minnesota budget has money for vets

An expansion of the Minneapolis veterans home and a beefed-up state GI Bill were two big veterans issues that made...

Updated: June 04, 2013, - 06:54 PM

Immigration beat: Tracking 'overstays' of visas isn't easy

How difficult is it to track people who overstay their visas? It might seem easy to match visas coming into...

Updated: May 28, 2013, - 05:54 PM

Military affairs beat: Minnesotan, now national security adviser to vice president, speaks to grads

Minnesota native Jake Sullivan has found himself embroiled in the biggest international controversy to envelop the Obama administration.Named as Vice...

Updated: May 21, 2013, - 09:16 PM

Franken visits Minnesota civic leaders to push immigration reforms

U.S. Sen. Al Franken was back in Minnesota last week talking to a coalition of faith, labor and business leaders...

Updated: May 07, 2013, - 08:38 PM

Cut in monitoring GI Bill raises threats of fraud, abuse and waste in Minnesota

Minnesota's two inspectors have been told by the feds to curtail annual reviews of programs that serve veterans.

Updated: May 06, 2013, - 06:19 PM

Obituary: Philip Harder was a banker and civil rights pioneer

At age 50, Philip Harder left a 21-year career in banking to pursue something different. It wasn’t unusual for him....

Updated: May 04, 2013, - 04:23 PM

Senate boosts undocumented students’ college dreams

A bill that makes undocumented students eligible for state financial aid, in-state tuition, and private scholarships passed amid debate over how much taxpayers should be asked to support the American dream.

Updated: May 02, 2013, - 12:13 AM

Military affairs beat: Little guy prods VA on claims backlog

Chalk one up for the little guy. It took almost 10 years for Air Force veteran Ben Krause to pester,...

Updated: April 30, 2013, - 08:52 PM

Former Minnesota man killed in cargo plane crash in Afghanistan

A 37-year-old former Pine Island, Minn., man was the pilot of a civilian cargo plane that crashed in Afghanistan on...

Updated: April 30, 2013, - 07:59 PM

Military affairs beat: 'Mission creep’ has expanded drone use

The use of drones has proved attractive to President Obama because few American lives are at risk. The problem now...

Updated: April 23, 2013, - 06:21 PM

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