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

Sept. 5: Walz seeks inquiry of report that Mpls VA workers falsified records

U.S. Rep. Tim Walz has sent a letter to the Veterans Affairs inspector general asking for a full investigation into allegations from two former Minneapolis VA employees that they were ordered to falsify records and maintain a separate secret waiting list for scheduling.

Updated: September 05, 2014, - 04:58 PM

Brainerd family's hunt for portrait of WWII gunner ends happily

Years-long search by Roy Schellin's family for his portrait by famed artist Charles Baskerville ends at the Pentagon. Schellin’s daughter went to Washington with her 13-year-old grandson last week to see the portrait hanging where it has been for decades.

Updated: August 26, 2014, - 06:34 AM

Tons of military equipment donated to police, sheriffs

Pine County has a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle. Rochester Police has an armored truck. The town of Royalton has a grenade launcher.

Updated: August 22, 2014, - 05:41 PM

Vietnam vets with PTSD at greater risk of heart disease, study shows

The findings are specific to Vietnam veterans, but they are likely to have implications for post-traumatic stress treatment and disability-benefit programs for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans.

Updated: August 19, 2014, - 05:22 PM

Regions Hospital launches new mental health program for veterans

Regions Hospital has launched a new mental health program for veterans that is believed to be the only one of...

Updated: August 12, 2014, - 06:57 PM

Somali activist, singer remembered in Minnesota for her bravery

Somali singer, poet and political activist was remembered in her adopted home of Minnesota by those whose lives she touched.

Updated: July 24, 2014, - 09:53 PM

Central America kids find it hard to seek asylum in U.S.

Unaccompanied children from Central America will find a tough time getting the asylum they are seeking in the United States,...

Updated: July 22, 2014, - 09:01 PM

Obituary: 'Mr. Dodge' Don Bunn, 78, wrote 13 guides on trucks

Don Bunn’s love for trucks led him to write 13 definitive books on the subject, mostly about Dodges. He was...

Updated: July 21, 2014, - 06:50 PM

ICE often frees criminal immigrants if homelands won't take them

Thousands of criminal immigrants have been sent back to the streets of this country in recent years because their homelands refused to take them back. Sometimes, the consequences have proved deadly.

Updated: July 20, 2014, - 08:26 AM

Military affairs beat: 'Sesame Street' kit for military families

Today’s column is brought to you by the letters “M” and “F,” for military families.The folks at Sesame Workshop, the...

Updated: July 14, 2014, - 06:28 PM

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