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

Many Black Friday shoppers are out there for themselves

When polled its readers recently and asked for whom they were shopping on Black Friday, 38 percent said “myself.”

Updated: November 28, 2014, - 08:20 PM

Shoppers, CEOs excited for hours-early jump on Black Friday

Despite temperatures that dropped into the single digits Thursday night and overnight snow around the Twin Cities, throngs of shoppers still lined up outside of stores in the earliest start yet to the Black Friday shopping bonanza.

Updated: November 28, 2014, - 06:11 AM

Long, slow holiday lines put the snail in mail

Merle Minda walked into the main downtown Minneapolis post office with a package one day last week and got in...

Updated: November 27, 2014, - 08:50 AM

Financial advice goes down a lot better with a free meal

Would you listen to a guy talk about Social Security for a free meal at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse? Count me...

Updated: November 22, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Three local charities open resale shops in Bloomington

Arc’s Value Village, Hope Chest and Bridging all opened new stores this fall.

Updated: November 21, 2014, - 09:01 PM

Twin Cities' holiday shoppers will spend record amount, survey says

Rosedale dethrones MOA as the #1 place where shoppers plan to do most of their shopping.

Updated: November 19, 2014, - 09:11 PM

Obituary: Brian Nelson, beloved fishmonger at Coastal Seafoods

In his role as wholesale manager at Minneapolis-based Coastal Seafoods, Brian Nelson arrived at work at 4 each morning and...

Updated: November 18, 2014, - 07:01 PM

Small retailers ramp up holiday message to compete with the big boxes

During the holiday season, small retailers feel like the little kid in a big family, jumping up and down to...

Updated: November 13, 2014, - 10:12 PM

For outdoor retailers, Orange is the new Black

The Friday before Saturday’s firearms deer opener is becoming nearly as hyped as the Friday after Thanksgiving, and it’s even more lucrative than that day for some retailers.

Updated: November 07, 2014, - 06:30 AM

Bloomington city council approves Total Wine liquor license

Superstore is expected to open in Bloomington next week.

Updated: November 04, 2014, - 07:18 AM

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