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

Immigration beat: Economy in need of migrants, study says

A new report spells out the economic necessity of a growing immigrant population in the Midwest.Amid the heated debate about...

Updated: June 25, 2014, - 07:00 PM

Minnesota vets recall costs, errors as chaos consumes Iraq

Many of the 88,000 Minnesotans who served during the two Gulf wars are watching with a mixture of regret and old battlefields and old arguments flash across their TV screens while the Iraqi government flirts with collapse.

Updated: June 22, 2014, - 06:44 AM

Military affairs beat Congress takes on vets’ care access

The problem of access to rural health care for veterans may be addressed in legislation being introduced in response to...

Updated: June 17, 2014, - 07:46 PM

Minnesota vets complain of poor service at VA clinic

The complaints about a clinic in Hibbing resemble problems evident at VA medical facilities across the country.

Updated: June 17, 2014, - 05:29 AM

June 16: Medtronic pays $42.9 billion for Covidien

The deal will move Medtronic’s executive headquarters to Dublin, where it will enjoy substantial tax advantages.

Updated: June 16, 2014, - 01:11 PM

Richfield sexual-conduct suspect flees wrong way on I-494

A man trying to evade police drove the wrong way on Nicollet Avenue and Interstate 494 Sunday afternoon before fleeing...

Updated: June 15, 2014, - 08:07 PM

May 28: Work to begin at Fort Snelling on 58 apartments for homeless veterans

Ground will be broken later this week on new affordable housing for homeless military veterans and their families at Fort Snelling’s Upper Post.

Updated: June 13, 2014, - 11:35 PM

Afghanistan, he survived. With his help, we did, too.

But fate had a different, tragic plan for the spirited Sgt. Patrick Rix.

Updated: June 13, 2014, - 06:37 PM

Minnesota delegation: Don't move Bloomington immigration office

New legislation also would stop U.S. from making this type of $14 million mistake again.

Updated: June 13, 2014, - 11:20 AM

Woodbury man begins grueling bike race across America for vets

The race begins Tuesday and will end June 22 for 55-year-old Bob McEnaney, who grew up as a military child. Both his father and grandfather served as Army medics.

Updated: June 10, 2014, - 01:34 PM

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