Mark Brunswick | Star Tribune
Reporter | Military Affairs

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.

Vets forge new opportunity at Avon blacksmith shop

Dozens of vets showed up in Avon, Minn., to learn the craft of blacksmithing – and maybe something about themselves.

Big changes coming in the needs of Minnesota's veterans

In decades to come, the VA will be helping more women -- and more veterans with chronic conditions.

Psychiatrist Robert Jeub dies at 96 of natural causes

Psychiatrist and neurologist Dr. Robert Jeub was a pioneer in using modern techniques to diagnose mental illness and testified at a number of prominent criminal…

Oh, geez: Future of Walker's Eelpout Festival on the line

Homage to gross but engrossing creature is the focus of debate.

Minn.-based program helps vets reintegrate into their families

Post-deployment coping skills help calm effects of modern warfare.

Bike trail parking lot near New London, Minn., is testament to parents' tenacity

Tracy and Rick Clark fought for years to get their son's dream realized: a spot along a bike trail that would allow users to safely park off the busy highway nearby.

Former Watonwan County sheriff kills himself after child sex abuse allegations

Blue Earth County began investigating the former sheriff after receiving a complaint from a girl who alleged he'd abused her.

Kiesling House on New Ulm's Minnesota Street survived Dakota War of 1862

At issue is how to restore the wood-frame Kiesling House.

Minneapolis-based Air Force Reserve crew to assist in Irma recovery

A crew from the Minneapolis-based 934th Airlift Wing of the Air Force Reserve departed on Wednesday to take part in hurricane recovery efforts. The crew…

Mankato caters to growing community by adding more bike repair stations

The five added so far look to make cycling more accessible. A sixth is planned.