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

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

Military affairs beat: Dayton focuses on help for vets

Gov. Mark Dayton is focusing on veterans this week. On Tuesday, Dayton’s left hand was busy signing things. He signed...

Updated: July 08, 2014, - 09:40 PM

Veterans criticize poor care at Hibbing's VA clinic

One in a series of forums on veterans issues turned contentious on Wednesday for U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan as vets stepped forward to complain about local treatment at a Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic that has been the subject of criticism for long wait times and poor treatment.

Updated: July 03, 2014, - 05:39 AM

Feds pull plug on moving Minnesota immigration office

The General Services Administration will move other government services to the new building on the outskirts of Bloomington and keep its U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services offices at its current location near the Mall of America and near mass transit.

Updated: July 01, 2014, - 10:57 PM

Minnesota Chamber: Immigrant reform aids state economy

Bill Blazar is a numbers guy. So is the organization he works for — the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce. Both...

Updated: July 01, 2014, - 06:35 PM

Minn. legislators ask feds to rethink Bloomington immigration office move

Nearly two dozen state senators have joined call to reconsider moving.

Updated: June 25, 2014, - 09:52 PM

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

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