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

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

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

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