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

Behind lonely troops lurks online con featuring fake IDs, photos

If not for her suspicions, Debby Wadsworth of Maple Grove may have fallen victim to an increasingly common scam that has targeted thousands of women online: promises of love from American men serving in the military that turn out to be fake.

Updated: July 25, 2013, - 09:28 AM

Military affairs beat: Minneapolis VA recognized as leader in GLBT care

The Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System has been recognized as a leader in gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender equality.In...

Updated: July 23, 2013, - 08:08 PM

Feds accuse MOA kiosks of hiring, housing illegal immigrants

Operators of hair and beauty stands accused of illegally recruiting, housing employees from Israel and Ukraine for nearly four years.

Updated: July 22, 2013, - 09:29 PM

Spanish day cares in Twin Cities hit with immigration audit

As many as 60 teachers and staff members at the Spanish immersion day care either refused or were unable to provide required documentation.

Updated: July 16, 2013, - 11:16 PM

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

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