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

Salvation Army, Goodwill expand by-the-pound programs

Bargain hunters and resellers flock in as the tables are stocked.

Updated: June 14, 2014, - 02:45 PM

LED bulbs are getting better – and cheaper

LED sticker shock is mostly behind us. When Philips introduced 60-watt equivalent LED light bulbs in 2010, they cost about...

Updated: June 13, 2014, - 08:42 PM

Target to test Minn. liquor sales at Otsego store this summer

Alcohol has been sold in other states since 1996, but a store in Otsego is in line this summer to be Minnesota’s first.

Updated: June 11, 2014, - 08:21 AM

Supermarkets add digital coupons, but response has been tepid

Cub Foods is the latest Twin Cities supermarket retailer to let consumers click their coupons instead of clipping them. It’s a program that Rainbow, Target and even Medica have already launched.

Updated: June 03, 2014, - 10:13 PM

Minneapolis restaurants are ready to get rid of foam containers

Many Twin Cities eateries have chucked the white stuff in favor of newer, eco-friendly products. So as the city of Minneapolis joins dozens of U.S. cities in renewing its ban on polystyrene foam, often called Styrofoam, a lot of restaurants say they are ready for next year’s deadline.

Updated: June 03, 2014, - 09:31 AM

Obituary: Johnny Bland, teacher at St. Paul's Murray Junior High

Bland, who earned a Ph.D. in botany from the University of Minnesota in 1978, was a born storyteller gifted with humor and charm.

Updated: May 26, 2014, - 08:50 PM

Minnesota, surrounding states are spending millions to woo tourists

Amid an improving economy, state tourism offices from the Dakotas to Wisconsin are launching elaborate multimillion-dollar marketing campaigns to beckon regional visitors.

Updated: May 25, 2014, - 11:02 AM

Mandatory savings could help prepare for retirement

Most people don’t like thinking about setting money aside. So the next move is to make it happen automatically.

Updated: May 17, 2014, - 04:51 PM

Herberger's opens outlet store in Maplewood

The free-standing clearance center is a first under the Herberger’s name.

Updated: May 16, 2014, - 02:38 PM

Delta adding flights from Rochester to Atlanta, Detroit

The service to the two hubs begins Sept. 14, with tickets and fares available starting Saturday.

Updated: May 13, 2014, - 05:40 AM

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