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

Stratosphere ride once again leaves 24 riders up in the air

The Dutch-made ride stalled on opening day and at Wisconsin fair.

Updated: August 24, 2012, - 11:12 PM

Stratosphere gets stuck again

For a second consecutive day Friday, a skyscraping State Fair ride became stuck with people on it even though it...

Updated: August 24, 2012, - 06:10 PM

Military affairs beat: Tribute to soldier speaks to big issue

About two dozen people were in the parking lot of the Roseville library on Saturday for a small but significant tribute. A flagpole was being dedicated to Army Sgt. Benjamin Miller, who died in 2008 during his second tour of duty in Iraq.

Updated: August 21, 2012, - 11:16 PM

Rochester police chief's GI son sues over hiring

A son of Rochester's police chief has sued the city, claiming he was discriminated against after being injured while serving in the Army in Iraq and being denied a job when he returned home.

Updated: August 16, 2012, - 09:36 PM

Truman, Minn., vet wins back his full-time job as a policeman

Truman, Minn., agrees to restore his position to settle federal lawsuit.

Updated: August 10, 2012, - 12:28 AM

Military affairs beat: Walz bill helps vets with brain injuries

It's been estimated that since 2001, more than 1,500 service members fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan have suffered severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), the signature injury from explosive blasts.

Updated: August 07, 2012, - 06:44 PM

With mental illness, Iraq vet not guilty in crime spree

A Dakota County judge ruled that the Guardsman, who had been denied admission to a VA hospital, was mentally ill.

Updated: July 28, 2012, - 07:29 AM

Turned away at the VA

Blake Uddin takes us through his near-death experience on Highway 52 after he went to the VA hospital seeking help...

Updated: July 27, 2012, - 05:08 PM

Military afffairs beat: Compare, contrast the access to drones

Members of the Illinois National Guard were at Camp Ripley near Little Falls, Minn., last week training with their four Shadow drones. The Shadows, which weigh 380 pounds and have a wingspan of 14 feet, are unarmed and have been used primarily for tracking battlefield movement and for protecting bases in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Updated: July 24, 2012, - 06:47 PM

July 22, 2012: Drone spies in the sky signal new age of surveillance

The use of unmanned aerial drones, whose deadly accuracy helped revolutionize modern warfare high above the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, is now spreading intrigue and worry across the plains of North Dakota.

Updated: July 22, 2012, - 06:26 AM

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