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

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

As organic goes mainstream, consumers may see price breaks

More major retailers are expanding their organic selection. That’s pushing prices down, but some worry about the quality.

Updated: May 11, 2014, - 07:24 PM

Hardware stores create their own Angie's List

Lowe’s shoppers can get supplies for a project — and the name of a professional to tackle it, too.

Updated: May 03, 2014, - 04:12 PM

Still digging out from recession, boat industry focuses on value

Powerboat buyers of every stripe are focusing on value, value, value. That’s causing manufacturers to rethink the way they do business.

Updated: April 26, 2014, - 07:23 PM

With a swipe of the smartphone, loyalty punch cards becoming obsolete

Businesses are replacing their paper rewards-program cards with an electronic swipe.

Updated: April 19, 2014, - 02:00 PM

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