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

Inspector general: No evidence Minneapolis VA falsified records

The announcement late Friday came after members of Minnesota’s congressional delegation requested an investigation into the death of Jordan Buisman

Updated: October 10, 2014, - 11:35 PM

Oct. 5: Veterans at for-profit colleges often find diplomas come up short

Taxpayers continue to spend twice as much on average to send a veteran to a for-profit college, even though up to 66 percent of those students overall withdraw without a degree or diploma.

Updated: October 05, 2014, - 12:02 AM

Minneapolis VA studying alternatives to pain meds

The Minneapolis VA Health Care System will participate in two major research projects focusing on non-drug approaches to pain.The Minneapolis...

Updated: September 30, 2014, - 05:38 PM

Judge orders Sheriff Stanek to reinstate Iraq war vet's gun permit

Ruling could set a precedent for treatment of veterans, revoking licenses.

Updated: September 27, 2014, - 02:22 PM

$35 million federal grant to complete expansion at Minneapolis vets' home

The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs has received a $35 million federal grant to complete the expansion of the Minneapolis...

Updated: September 24, 2014, - 10:13 PM

Sept. 23: Minnesota senators want answers about Marine's death

VA records show Jordan Buisman rescheduled his appointment four days after he died.

Updated: September 24, 2014, - 12:00 AM

Willmar man masquerading as Army hero faces prison

Richard Arthur Rahn is behind bars, charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm. Local authorities are forwarding their investigation to a federal prosecutor for possible action over fraudulent use of a military uniform, insignia or medals.

Updated: September 19, 2014, - 08:54 AM

Military Affairs Beat: U of Michigan study questions military's sexual assault prevention program

The study raises questions about the effectiveness of the military’s efforts at sexual assault prevention and awareness.

Updated: September 15, 2014, - 05:13 PM

Sept. 12: 100 fed-up vets at Mpls. VA town hall meeting demand better care

Town-hall meeting generates questions about wait times and accountability.

Updated: September 13, 2014, - 04:44 AM

Primary care physicians could be key to preventing military suicide

September has been designated National Suicide Prevention Month by the Department of Veterans Affairs.The VA has a new public service...

Updated: September 09, 2014, - 05:46 PM

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