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

Veterans groups angry over plan to change Veterans Homes eligibility

Opponents say new rules on who gets into state veterans homes would hurt spouses.

Updated: March 24, 2014, - 10:13 AM

Minneapolis man charged in online kid pornography ring

Twelve juveniles from Minnesota have been identified among young victims from 39 states and five countries.

Updated: March 18, 2014, - 08:49 PM

Klobuchar seeks fix for Minnesota's immigration office miscue

In violation of its own policies that require easy access to public transportation, the new building will be 3 miles from the closest bus stop

Updated: March 18, 2014, - 06:12 PM

5 Minnesota spelling champions move on to national bee

A 12-year-old from Valley View Middle School in Edina correctly spelled “thorium” and “serenity” to win the 7-County Metro Area...

Updated: March 16, 2014, - 09:02 PM

Norovirus is suspect in four deaths at Minneapolis VA home

The 300-bed facility, the largest of five state-operated homes, has put a hold on new admissions. In addition, more than a dozen employees reportedly called in sick.

Updated: March 13, 2014, - 11:50 PM

Minnesota's female veterans want specialty license plate

A proposal to provide specialty license plates for women veterans in Minnesota is slowly making its way through the legislative...

Updated: March 10, 2014, - 08:07 PM

Military affairs beat: Mpls. VA cuts down on opioids for pain

An initiative begun at the Minneapolis VA hospital has greatly reduced the use of opioids among veterans in its care,...

Updated: March 04, 2014, - 07:22 PM

Immigration & culture beat: Immigration reform advocates press for system fix now

Rudy Lopez is a faster who wants things done quicker.Lopez, a senior organizer for the Fair Immigration Reform Movement, was...

Updated: February 25, 2014, - 07:46 PM

Military affairs beat: Play lets Minnesota veterans tell their own story

Minnesota is home to more than 381,000 veterans, with 60,000 returning since the Sept. 11 attacks, and the Minnesota Humanities...

Updated: February 18, 2014, - 07:23 PM

Recruiting scandal hits state Minnesota National Guard

3 Minnesota cases may be part of a scam that accuses soldiers of taking recruiting kickbacks.

Updated: February 12, 2014, - 09:49 PM

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