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

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

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

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