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.

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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.

Minnesota Guard soldiers to deploy to Kuwait and Afghanistan

The two teams going are the first of four deployments scheduled for the unit.

After getting cold shoulder from St. Paul, Detroit Lakes builds its own ice palace

It will be an homage to a town that once took pride in being an ice harvesting capital.

Minnesota military police unit returns from deployment to Gitmo

Minnesota military police unit returns from mission at Gitmo