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: Minnesota Humanities Center to recognize vets' work at home

The center is taking nominations for veterans who have returned to civilian life and are thriving and contributing to their communities.It plans to host a “25 Veterans’ Voices” celebration on Sept. 11, 2013.

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

Fort Snelling buildings to house homeless vets

From stables and tank garages to apartments and a new life: After decades of neglect, old buildings at Fort Snelling...

Updated: March 18, 2013, - 06:17 AM

On the military beat: College fair comes to Camp Ripley in April

Each month, the veterans center at Central Lakes College in Brainerd organizes an event to help veterans and their families...

Updated: March 05, 2013, - 05:50 PM

Veterans recruited for MBA programs at UM's Carlson School

University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management is launching what it sees as a unique initiative to recruit and support veterans for its master of business administration program, selling itself as military friendly with the marketing slogan “Change your stripes.”

Updated: February 25, 2013, - 06:08 AM

Military affairs beat: Minnesota wrestling with legislation on drones

Drones continue to come home. Nine states, including Minnesota, are working on domestic drone legislation, and a Government Accountability report...

Updated: February 19, 2013, - 07:42 PM

Minn. investigates colleges' recruitment of vets

The Minnesota attorney general contends that students, many of them veterans, can find themselves unable to repay federal loans, leaving taxpayers on the hook.

Updated: February 17, 2013, - 10:07 PM

Bill seeks to curb police use of drones

Bill seeks to limit use of drones for routine surveillance of citizens.

Updated: February 15, 2013, - 06:37 AM

'Deceased' Duluth soldier's mother gets apology

This story has a happy ending, but it took 6 1/2 years.

Updated: February 14, 2013, - 09:53 PM

Military affairs beat: 22 vets commit suicide each day

Two seemingly contradictory conclusions came out last week from a report on veterans who have committed suicide.

Updated: February 05, 2013, - 09:42 PM

New funds, new focus on female veterans at VA hospitals

Female vets seeking treatment has become more common and the way the VA addresses women's health care is getting more sophisticated. Nationwide, the VA now outperforms the private sector in screening female patients for breast and cervical cancers, for example.

Updated: January 30, 2013, - 05:35 AM

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