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

Minnesota businesses shutter, stumble and slog through cold

Facing yet another brutally cold day, they packed it in, or innovated.

Updated: January 28, 2014, - 09:05 AM

Larson Boat debuts a pontoon with style

A new, sleek craft offers uncharacteristic speed, fuel efficiency and a hard-sided port-a-potty that appears at the touch of a...

Updated: January 25, 2014, - 04:37 PM

Outfitters see a vast and growing ice-fishing market

More anglers than ever are hitting the ice – and driving demand for warm clothing, fish-tracking devices and mobile, state-of-the-art...

Updated: January 25, 2014, - 04:20 PM

Retailers finding booming market buying used electronics

There’s money to be made in buying and selling used smartphones, laptops and tablets, and a new store in Minnetonka hopes to cash in.

Updated: January 20, 2014, - 09:52 AM

Target offers free credit monitoring and identity theft insurance

The offer to Target's customers includes identity theft protection but not a free credit score. Experts recommend signing up.

Updated: January 15, 2014, - 05:50 AM

Duluth Trading Co. returns to its home base

After a successful Bloomington rollout, the company will open a second Minnesota location — in Duluth.

Updated: January 11, 2014, - 10:34 PM

Two local retailers closing in the Galleria

With several retailers exiting, experts speculate about whether Galleria’s new owners are relaxing the mall’s local focus.

Updated: January 10, 2014, - 09:01 PM

Return policies are a bit tighter this year

Plenty of retailers still offer a generous return policy, but Best Buy, Sears and Toys ‘R’ Us made theirs more...

Updated: December 27, 2013, - 08:55 PM

Daily deals sites serve very-last-minute shoppers

Think you’re out of luck for a last minute gift on Christmas? Try LivingSocial, Crowdcut or other daily deal sites.

Updated: December 24, 2013, - 08:23 PM

Northern Tool finds the lighter side of gift giving

The Burnsville-based tool and equipment company puts its tongue firmly in cheek with its novelty catalog.

Updated: December 23, 2013, - 08:12 PM

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