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

Ex-employees at Hibbing VA say they backdated appointments

Former employees at Hibbing clinic said they were told to change appointment dates to meet the 14-day rule.

Updated: November 15, 2014, - 10:46 PM

Obituary: Jane Noland wrote 'bear books' to inspire those recovering from addiction

Expressing herself, whether in books or in song lyrics, came naturally to Jane Noland.That ability translated itself into writing, editing...

Updated: November 01, 2014, - 04:04 PM

Sleep problems, PTSD among major problems of wounded service members, survey finds

The Wounded Warrior Project has released the latest results of its annual survey. More than 21,000 wounded veterans were surveyed,...

Updated: October 27, 2014, - 07:36 PM

Pentagon puts Globe U., Minn. School of Business on probation

Globe University and the Minnesota School of Business are barred from taking some military tuition assistance pending investigation.

Updated: October 17, 2014, - 10:55 PM

Fallen soldier's dream to be realized after 11 years of work, red tape

New London family overcame bureaucracy to get plan for state park parking lot approved.

Updated: October 17, 2014, - 04:25 PM

U.S. Senate report questions for-profit schools' approach to vets on GI Bill

A report released recently casts some pretty unfavorable light on the for-profit college and university industry and its continued pursuit...

Updated: October 13, 2014, - 06:04 PM

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

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