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

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

Immigration and Culture beat: Immigrants key to stable food costs, report says

Immigration reform that focuses exclusively on enforcing laws against illegal immigration would cause a sharp rise in food prices, particularly...

Updated: February 11, 2014, - 08:07 PM

Twin Cities' new U.S. immigration building lacking bus service

What federal officials thought was a bus route for new location was really a commuter line without regular stops.

Updated: February 10, 2014, - 10:36 AM

Military Affairs beat: Online complaints system will identify colleges that cheat student veterans

An online complaints system that is expected to identify colleges that take advantage of student veterans and their military education...

Updated: February 03, 2014, - 07:12 PM

Funding rift pits active-duty military against Guard, Reserve

Military’s postwar belt-tightening will be felt at the local level, National Guard warns.

Updated: February 01, 2014, - 09:28 AM

Pentagon cuts threaten Minnesota National Guard

National Guard armories could be shuttered, and Minnesota towns hit by tornadoes or floods couldn’t count on a Guard member...

Updated: January 31, 2014, - 10:52 PM

Head of veterans homes is latest Minnesota VA official to leave

An announcement to Minnesota VA employees on Thursday said Michael Gallucci will leave the office in March.

Updated: January 30, 2014, - 07:52 PM

Purple Heart stolen from Minnesotan killed in Korea home at last

William Johnson brushed away tears as he accepted the Purple Heart of his brother, George, who was killed in Korea as a 17-year-old soldier nearly 64 years ago.

Updated: January 29, 2014, - 09:58 PM

Military affairs beat: Needs of women veterans surveyed

A national survey of women veterans points to a greater need for access to community-based medical care and a need...

Updated: January 28, 2014, - 07:37 PM

Jan. 22: Mom recounts Minn. soldier's Afghan ordeal: ‘We got ambushed'

The soldiers were injured during an assault by suicide bombers and gunmen against a NATO base in Kandahar Province. One NATO service member died in the attack.

Updated: January 22, 2014, - 09:47 PM

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