Twisted Pair News

Twisted Pair – Invented by Alexander Graham Bell, and used to build the world’s leading communication system by the Employees of the Bell System and its succeeding companies.

Twisted Pair News shares news, events, and obituaries for retirees and current employees of the “phone company”.  We serve phone company alumni from Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Nebraska,  and welcome notices on any Ma Bell person – Northwestern Bell, US West, Qwest, CenturyLink, or related companies and contractors.

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Esther Styba

Esther Arlene Styba, age 94, of Winona, Minnesota, passed away January 6, 2023. Esther was employed as a Service Representative for 22 years at Northwestern Bell. She also served many years as the secretary of the CWA Union Local. Obituary at

George Puralewski

George Albert Puralewski, age 70 of Davenport, Iowa, passed away January 5, 2023. George started working for Illinois Bell Telephone Company, Northwestern Bell, Pacific Bell, and then the mother company, AT&T. In 1972 George met his wife who also worked for Illinois Bell. They traveled with AT&T, living in Illinois, Minnesota, California, Iowa, Colorado, and…

Julie Morton

Julie S. Morton, age 68, of St Louis Park, Minnesota, passed away 1-1-2023. Born in St. Paul, Julie grew up and was schooled in Little Canada, graduated from the University of Minnesota Journalism school, started as an operator at the phone company and served there for decades rising through the ranks until she retired with…

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