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

New security idea: Fake television

Instead of leaving a TV on to deter burglars when you’re gone, try a cupcake-sized substitute.

Updated: April 20, 2013, - 09:13 PM

Caribou and Bruegger's will test integrated stores in the Twin Cities

Caribou and Bruegger’s already are neighbors in many locations. Now they will test integrated stores in the Twin Cities.

Updated: April 18, 2013, - 08:13 PM

Technology powers new food delivery options

Restaurants are signing on for services that in some cases can predict arrival time to the minute.

Updated: April 13, 2013, - 05:08 PM

A brighter day for LED bulbs

Lower prices for the energy-efficient light bulbs are making them a more attractive option for consumers.

Updated: April 03, 2013, - 08:23 PM

Changing shopping habits challenge traditional grocers

Retailers from Wal-Mart to Walgreens now stock groceries to get shoppers in more often, eroding the market share for Cub...

Updated: March 30, 2013, - 09:39 PM

Viewpoint: Teaching the secrets to online schools

DemandQuest is a training center that helps marketers and business owners get familiar with online sales tactics.

Updated: March 23, 2013, - 10:03 PM

Minnesotans find a sunny place for business

Successful Minnesotans have long headed to Florida’s Gulf Coast to escape the cold, and many go into business once they get there.

Updated: March 17, 2013, - 08:34 AM

Auto show entices with obstacle course ride and test-drive freebies

The 40th annual Twin Cities Auto Show features nearly 500 vehicles, gift-card enticements and admission discounts.

Updated: March 12, 2013, - 02:40 PM

Auto show entices with obstacle course ride and test-drive freebies

Beyond 450 new models, gift-card incentives and admission discounts are helping lure people to the Twin Cities Auto Show.

Updated: March 12, 2013, - 02:19 PM

Most Minnesotans lack confidence in their finances

A new Star Tribune Minnesota Poll shows that 51 percent of Minnesotans rate their finances as fair or poor, a figure that hasn’t changed significantly in more than three years.

Updated: March 10, 2013, - 02:34 PM

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