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New solar panels at New Dosey Township Town Hall added October 2011

Little Library for Cloverton
Weekenders Carole and Ron Hessler built this adorable Little Library for Cloverton. People can leave a book, then take a book to read.


June 2008 – Allen Wolf


When Allen Wolf moved into New Dosey Township permanently in the winter of 2001, we were all impressed with his quiet personality, his friendly manner, and his willingness to get involved in community activities.

Allen was born in the Hastings, Minnesota, area on December 20, 1938 to Lois and Harry Wolf. His parents were dairy farmers and beekeepers. It was this early experience with bees and honey that got Al interested enough that even to this day he himself is a beekeeper.

Al spent the first 6 years of his schooling at a 2-room schoolhouse in Cottage Grove. Then, in 7th grade, he was bussed to the St. Paul Park School from which he graduated in 1957.

He began working at a paper mill right out of high school. During this time, he earned 2 apprenticeships-one as a millwright and a 2nd as a machinist. He spent 41 years working at the plant which underwent 5 different owners during that time. The company began with the name Waldorf Paper Mill and has now changed its name back to Waldorf. Al retired in April of 2000.

Allen met Marge Kegler at a party in 1959 and they were married on August 19, 1961. They have one daughter Heidi Jo who is married to Cary Carstensen. Al and Marge have one granddaughter Danielle.

For several years, beginning at an early age, Allen always took an annual canoe trip up to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and became enamored with the great outdoors. It was while working with a man who owned land in Cloverton and wanted to sell it that Allen became interested in this area as a place to hunt, fish, and perhaps, plan a retirement. He bought 40 acres in 1980, had a little hunting shack at first, then moved their mobile home in after retiring and fixed it up. As mentioned before, he and Marge moved up to stay in the winter of 2001.

Al and Marge sit by a window each morning and enjoy not only a game or two of cribbage, but also the beauty of the forest in which they live. Aside from cribbage and community activities, Al’s favorite activities now are his beekeeping and spending time with his precious granddaughter Danielle.

His community activities involve serving as a member of the Duxbury Volunteer Fire Department and the New Dosey Planning Commission. He is also an official weather reporter for New Dosey and must make a monthly report to Pine County.

Allen is enjoying his peaceful, quiet life in our township and we are enjoying having him and Marge here.

Al Wolf passed away on November 30, 2010.

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