Mark Brunswick | Star Tribune
Reporter | Military Affairs


Minnesota pioneers ways to fast-track military-to-civilian transition in high demand professions

States launch programs to ease transition into civilian life.


Aging Minn. veterans homes are in desperate need of repair

Officials seek $13.1 million to repair the aging facilities.


Bill Hargis, shepherd of Woodbury's growth, dies at 68

Bill Hargis, who as mayor of Woodbury presided over the east metro city's era of rapid growth, died April 10 after being diagnosed with advanced…


New St. Paul city attorney sues DFL legislator for defamation, 'innuendos'

Lyndsey Olson alleged in a court document that state Rep. John Lesch smeared her professional reputation in a letter to the mayor.


Mpls. VA givs OK for combat vet's banned sculpture to be viewed

Artwork can be shown at Minneapolis VA, but it must be behind a partition.


Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North and South Dakota sues major opioid manufacturers and distributors

Federal lawsuit says the Indian community has been particularly hard hit.


Minnesota Guard members will be deployed to Kuwait

The Minnesota National Guard announced Thursday that 39 soldiers from the Brooklyn Park-based headquarters’ 347th Regional Support Group will be deployed to multiple locations in…


A strict dress code for Bemidji's famous lumberjack could soon be relaxed

A debate in Bemidji over whether to allow organizations to dress up the city's giant Paul Bunyan statue is rearing its huge plaster head.


End could be near for the historic Fergus Falls state mental hospital

After years of trying, the city failed to find a developer for the site.


VA says wounded Iraq War vet's sculpture is too real to display

It includes four 155 mm shells connected by wires, to represent the IEDs involved in his injury, but officials called them a risk to public safety.