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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Bryan Goebel

Bryan Roman Goebel, age 54 of Stewartville, formerly of Albany, Minnesota, passed away December 5, 2022. Bryan was employed by Upsala Telecom, St. Cloud Comcast, and Century Link. In 2017, he began working at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota as a Communication Specialist. Obituary at

Clark Peterson

Clark Charles Peterson, age 91, of Ottumwa, Iowa, passed away on November 30, 2022. He was employed at Northwestern Bell Telephone company for 37 years. During his tenure he was involved in installing and repairing phone service in thousands of homes while living and working in Hayward, CA, Oskaloosa and Ottumwa area. He and his … Continue reading Clark Peterson

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