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

Mankato shooting victim identified, shooter unknown

A 22-year-old man from Bellevue, Neb., has been identified as the shooting victim who died after an altercation early Sunday outside a Mankato entertainment center.

Updated: April 22, 2014, - 09:09 PM

Military affairs beat: Fate plays a role in finding 2 Marines

When last we left Patricia Boyd, she was desperately trying to find the relatives of two Minnesota Marines who had...

Updated: April 15, 2014, - 05:27 PM

Sex abuse of detained immigrant in Minn. jail shows national pattern

The case in Sherburne County highlights an emerging nationwide pattern of attacks in U.S. jails that contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Updated: April 14, 2014, - 10:51 AM

Military affairs beat: Her mission: Find those who knew 2 fallen Marines

Pat Boyd is on another mission.For the past several years, Pat been the coordinator for a calendar celebrating the lives...

Updated: April 08, 2014, - 05:20 PM

Report: Minnesota not so nice to immigrants

The state fails to provide some basic protections to immigrants and refugees, report concludes.

Updated: April 02, 2014, - 10:36 PM

Obituary: Joanne Meehan, social worker for victims of torture

Joanne Meehan had a quiet passion for people, and it translated into a lifetime of service as a social worker...

Updated: April 01, 2014, - 08:01 PM

Immigration beat: Study says illegal re-entry cases up

A rise in the prosecution of federal immigration crimes — particularly unlawful re-entry — has changed the face of U.S....

Updated: April 01, 2014, - 06:01 PM

State's immigration judges face 3,000-case backlog

In Bloomington, proceedings put a face to the huge backlog of cases here and nationwide. A case first heard in Minnesota today likely would take an average of 400 days to settle.

Updated: March 29, 2014, - 07:43 AM

Legislative report on vets housing makes bold suggestions

A little-seen legislative report on veterans housing makes some startlingly bold suggestions.Released in December, it was the product of a...

Updated: March 26, 2014, - 06:22 AM

Somali actor Barkhad Abdi's criminal past snarls travels

Barkhad Abdi found fame as actor in “Captain Phillips,” but past criminal offenses have drawn scrutiny from immigration officials.

Updated: March 25, 2014, - 09:00 AM

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