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

In case you missed Sunday's Star Tribune: The new auctioneer is online

The Twin Cities has become a strong market for Internet auctions, saving commercial sellers and consumers time and money.

Updated: August 19, 2013, - 09:31 AM

Twin Cities pawnshops give discount retail a run for its money

Pawnshops across the Twin Cities are spiffing up their stores, adding new merchandise and trying other strategies to attract customers who wouldn’t have considered the outlets in the past.

Updated: August 08, 2013, - 05:49 PM

Hubbard buys 10 radio stations for $86 million

Twin Cities-based broadcaster buys Sandusky Radio’s stations in Seattle and Phoenix.

Updated: July 16, 2013, - 07:45 PM

Minnesota start-up offers free alternative to Angie's List

Twin Cities start-up gets users to share their favorite plumbers and electricians with their Facebook friends – for free.

Updated: July 15, 2013, - 10:40 PM

Duluth Trading Co. to open store in Bloomington

The workwear company that got its start in Minnesota is coming to Bloomington.

Updated: July 05, 2013, - 09:32 PM

Food fight for dinner reservations in Minneapolis/St. Paul

The Twin Cities is the battleground for the first serious fight between industry leader OpenTable and upstart Eveve, two online restaurant booking systems.

Updated: June 29, 2013, - 02:00 PM

Who must pay when trees fall down?

After last week’s storms, many homeowners are discovering their homeowners’ policies generally don’t cover costs of cleanup, damage.

Updated: June 26, 2013, - 06:26 PM

Wells Fargo offers text messages as ATM receipts

Score another one for mobile banking.Not only can smartphone users deposit checks in their bank account by snapping a photo...

Updated: June 24, 2013, - 08:42 PM

Newest TVs have big screens – and big prices

It might be the ultimate upgrade: an 84-inch television with four times the clarity of a typical high-definition model. And it can be yours — for the price of a four-door sedan.

Updated: June 22, 2013, - 09:11 PM

Medica coaxes members to eat healthier with paperless coupon program

Health insurers are using incentive programs to get members to improve diet.

Updated: June 14, 2013, - 09:22 PM

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