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.

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Newspaper, magazine subscribers warned of deceptive renewal offers

Better Business Bureau raises flag on fraudulent bills being sent in the name of many publications, including the Star Tribune.

Updated: October 07, 2014, - 02:54 PM

Dayton brothers' restaurant and men's store will expand

The owners of the Askov Finlayson men’s shop in downtown Minneapolis are often told that they should have named it “Dayton’s.” But Eric and Andrew Dayton shrug it off.

Updated: October 06, 2014, - 12:28 PM

Why don't more of us comparison shop?

Consumers love the idea of comparison shopping in theory, but not in practice.

Updated: October 04, 2014, - 04:40 PM

Target opens its first liquor store in Minnesota since 1970s

The Minneapolis-based retailer sells alcohol in other states but not here, until now -- in Otsego. The liquor store that Target announced in June has opened at a SuperTarget 35 miles northwest of Minneapolis.

Updated: October 03, 2014, - 06:08 AM

Back to school, the extended version

Budget-conscious consumers waited longer to spend this year, leading some analysts to push the panic button prematurely.

Updated: September 27, 2014, - 04:36 PM

Faribault Woolen Mill to hold tent sale this weekend

Faribault's tent sale is another sign of its success, which will include a partnership with Target.com for the holidays.

Updated: September 26, 2014, - 12:50 PM

Long-delayed 400 Bar is evicted from Mall of America

An eviction notice went up Tuesday on the door of the 4th floor-location in the mall where the legendary bar was expected to open this summer. Mall executives put out a statement that suggested the bar’s owners encountered financing difficulties.

Updated: September 24, 2014, - 08:54 PM

L.L. Bean will open large store in Mall of America in November

The outdoor retailer gives the mall another draw that’s found nowhere else in Minnesota.

Updated: September 23, 2014, - 12:21 PM

Better Business Bureau adds customer reviews on its website

But you can’t file both a bad review and a complaint.

Updated: September 19, 2014, - 07:57 PM

As new iPhone arrives, buyers have more pricing options

The new iPhone 6 also introduces many consumers to more contract-free options.

Updated: September 19, 2014, - 11:54 AM

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