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

Ellison seeks change after detainee reports abuse

He toured Sherburne County jail, where student held for ICE reported sex assault by cellmate.

Updated: June 05, 2014, - 10:22 AM

Immigration/Culture beat: GAO finds passport fraud still a problem

When the Government Accountability Office reviewed approximately 28 million passports issued in fiscal years 2009 and 2010, it found passports...

Updated: June 03, 2014, - 07:05 PM

Quilts give vets a warm welcome home at war’s end

In every sense of the word, folks will make sure their troops get a warm welcome when a Litchfield-based unit of the Minnesota National Guard returns home in a few days from a yearlong deployment in Afghanistan.

Updated: May 24, 2014, - 11:27 AM

Military affairs beat: Veterans prove to be tough lobbyists

Rep. Jerry Newton is no newcomer to Minnesota politics. He has twice served in the Legislature. But he admits he...

Updated: May 20, 2014, - 07:55 PM

Minneapolis VA defends patients' wait times

U.S. Rep. Tim Walz of Minnesota, a member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee and a veteran himself, asked for an accounting of Minnesota VA wait time

Updated: May 19, 2014, - 09:11 PM

'Best Warrior' competition tests fighting skills at Camp Ripley

Fourteen National Guard soldiers from seven states shot at targets with their M9 pistols and M4 rifles, navigated through the woods day and night, carried 60-pound packs for 12 miles and rescued decoy fallen comrades from helicopters under fire.

Updated: May 16, 2014, - 11:01 AM

Rochester's Tortilleria Jalisco restaurant is front for tax fraud, feds say

Court papers call restaurant a front preying on immigrants.

Updated: May 13, 2014, - 08:59 PM

University of Minnesota study finds Iraq, Afghan vets struggle with access to food

Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are far more likely to have trouble getting enough food to eat...

Updated: May 07, 2014, - 10:37 PM

ACLU calls for end of 'ICE holds' in Minnesota

The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota sent letters to every county sheriff in Minnesota on Wednesday urging them to...

Updated: May 07, 2014, - 09:29 PM

Legislature OKs separate license plate for women vets

A bill that would establish license plates for women veterans in Minnesota has passed both the House and Senate and...

Updated: May 06, 2014, - 06:52 PM

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