John Ewoldt

Reporter | Consumer news
Phone: 612-673-7633
John Ewoldt searches the Twin Cities and beyond for bargains and strategies to spare consumers time, money and hassles.

Recent content from John Ewoldt

Back to school, the extended version

Budget-conscious consumers waited longer to spend this year, leading some analysts to push the panic button prematurely.

Updated: September 27, 2014, - 04:36 PM

Faribault Woolen Mill to hold tent sale this weekend

Faribault's tent sale is another sign of its success, which will include a partnership with for the holidays.

Updated: September 26, 2014, - 12:50 PM

Long-delayed 400 Bar is evicted from Mall of America

An eviction notice went up Tuesday on the door of the 4th floor-location in the mall where the legendary bar was expected to open this summer. Mall executives put out a statement that suggested the bar’s owners encountered financing difficulties.

Updated: September 24, 2014, - 08:54 PM

L.L. Bean will open large store in Mall of America in November

The outdoor retailer gives the mall another draw that’s found nowhere else in Minnesota.

Updated: September 23, 2014, - 12:21 PM

Better Business Bureau adds customer reviews on its website

But you can’t file both a bad review and a complaint.

Updated: September 19, 2014, - 07:57 PM

As new iPhone arrives, buyers have more pricing options

The new iPhone 6 also introduces many consumers to more contract-free options.

Updated: September 19, 2014, - 11:54 AM

General Mills to close Calif. cereal plant, Mass. yogurt facility

A day after General Mills Inc. said it would begin $100 million in new cost reductions due to flagging sales, it announced the closing of two manufacturing plants in California and Massachusetts, one that makes cereal and one that makes yogurt.

Updated: September 19, 2014, - 09:17 AM

Hard Rock's staying power has a surprise ingredient

Theme restaurants often struggle, but Hard Rock Cafe rocks on at the MOA.

Updated: September 19, 2014, - 09:04 AM

Bite Squad brings on the party with Gift Squad

Restaurant delivery service Bite Squad’s new launch is applying its model to gift and liquor sales in the Twin Cities.

Updated: September 14, 2014, - 08:37 PM

Are the days of active fund managers numbered?

With a few exceptions, managed funds have lost the battle to indexes and exchange-traded funds.

Updated: September 02, 2014, - 01:54 PM

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