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 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

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

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