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Solway (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 96 89 74 69 96 +27 +39.13
Land Area (sq. mile) 1.00 1.06 1.03 1.03 1.03 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) 96.0 84.0 71.8 67.1 93.2 +36.10 +39.13
Housing Units 30 30 32 32 33 +1 +3.13
Households -- 28 25 27 32 +5 +18.52
Persons Per Household -- 3.18 2.96 2.56 3.00 +0.44 +17.19


Solway is a city in Beltrami County, Minnesota. US Highway 2 serves as the main arterial route in the community. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.03 square miles (2.67 km˛), all of it land. The elevation is 1,450 ft (442 m) above sea level.

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As of the census of 2010, there were 96 people, 32 households, and 26 families residing in the city. The population density was 93.2 inhabitants per square mile (36.0/km2). There were 33 housing units at an average density of 32.0 per square mile (12.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.9% White and 3.1% from two or more races.

There were 32 households of which 46.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.5% were married couples living together, 3.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 15.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 18.8% were non-families. 15.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.00 and the average family size was 3.19.

The median age in the city was 35 years. 33.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.9% were from 25 to 44; 25.1% were from 45 to 64; and 13.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.0% male and 51.0% female.

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SOLWAY, a city in section 28 of Lammers Township, and the Solway Lumber Company, which formerly worked in its vicinity, were named after Solway Firth, the wide inlet from the Irish Sea between England and Scotland. The post office began in 1898, the school was built in 1899, and by 1900 there were seven saloons, two hotels, two livery barns, several restaurants and stores, a weekly newspaper, a blacksmith, a feed store, a jail, a sawmill, and a hall, many of which burned in fires between 1905 and 1910; it had a station of the Great Northern Railway.

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City Hall, Solway Minnesota, 1938
City Hall, Solway Minnesota, 1938
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City of Solway
561 3rd Street NW
Solway, MN 56678
Phone: (218) 467-3376

Regular Business Hours:
not available

City Council Meetings:
2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm

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Title Term Ends Name and Address   Phone
Mayor 12/31/2022 Michael Rhineberger 
652 Centerline Road NW
Solway MN 56678
Email (218) 209-5314
Clerk 12/31/2024 Jennifer Trammell
561 3rd Street NW
Solway MN 56678
Email (218) 556-5945
Treasurer 12/31/2022 Arlis Ann Strandlien 
460 Byes Avenue NW
Solway MN 56678
  (218) 308-4337
Council Member 12/31/2022 Scott Graham
497 Byes Avenue NW
Solway MN 56678
  (218) 467-3491
Council Member 12/31/2024 John D Trammell III
561 3rd Street NW
Solway MN 56678
  (218) 766-5625
(218) 467-3376
Council Member 12/31/2024 Robert Coulter
463 Byes Avenue
Solway MN 56678
  (763) 210-8707

Post Office:
US Post Office
218 Centerline Road NW
Solway, MN 56678-4362
Phone: (218) 467-3375
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days        7:30 am - 11:30 am
Saturday           7:30 am - 9:00 am  

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Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Beltrami Electric Cooperative  (218) 444-2540
Electricity Otter Tail Power Co   (218) 751-3120
Natural Gas n/a n/a
Wastewater n/a n/a
Water n/a n/a
Telephone Paul Bunyan Telephone Cooperative (218) 444-1234
Cable TV n/a n/a

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Bemidji High School
2900 Division Street W
Bemidji, MN 56601
Phone: (218) 444-1630
Fax: (218) 444-1630

Grades:  9-12
Students:  1,405

Bemidji High School
Bemidji Middle School
1900 Middle School Avenue NW
Bemidji, MN 56601
Phone: (218) 333-3215
Fax: (218) 333-3216

Grades:  6-8
Students:  1,050

Bemidji Middle School
Solway Elementary School
Highway 2 West
Solway, MN 56678
Phone: (218) 467-3232

Grades:  1-5
Students:  158


Sacred Heart Catholic Church
135 3rd Street NW 
Solway, MN 56678 
Phone: (218) 751-8446 

Pastor:  Father Jerry Rogers
Sunday Mass:  9:00 am
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Solway Minnesota
Solway Bible Chapel
222 Solway Avenue NW 
Solway, MN 56678 
Phone: (218) 467-3410

Pastor:  n/a
Sunday Worship:  n/a
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Solway Lutheran Church
277 Fladgar Avenue
Solway, MN 56678 
Phone: (218) 467-3460 

Pastor:  n/a
Sunday Worship:  n/a
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2 West Express
4895 Jones Townhall Road NW 
Solway, MN 56678 
Phone: (218) 467-3391
Anderson Contracting
15171 Louisiana Lane NW 
Solway, MN 56678 
Phone: (218) 751-8192

Anderson Contracting is a local business providing quality service to the Solway and Bemidji areas.
Anderson Contracting, Solway Minnesota
Beltrami Industrial Service
12297 Highway 2 NW 
Solway, MN 56678 
Phone: (218) 751-7537

Light and heavy towing, industrial cleaning emergency hazmat spill response, millwright/refractory, coast guard osro certified
Beltrami Industrial Service, Solway Minnesota
Bemidji Roofing
13024 Flat Balsam Road NW
Solway, MN 56678 
Phone: (218) 467-3346

Since 1952 when our grandfather Arnold Lindell and father Ervin Lindell started Bemidji Roofing we have strived to build lasting customer relationships and provide quality services. By doing and maintaining this approach through our many years of service we have developed a strong customer satisfaction rate with a reputation for quality service. As roofing professionals, we have put all our focus on roofing and the various types of roof systems and products to provide the building owner with the necessary information to make the decisions in choosing a roof system for their building as well as the assurance that the installation will provide them with years of service.
Big Bear Seal Coating
47896 County Road 3
Solway, MN 56678 
Phone: (218) 854-7407
Colbert Dental Laboratory Inc.
47728 Sunrise Drive
Solway, MN 56678 
Phone: (218) 854-7447
Continuum Of Health
18108 Old Jefferson Drive NW 
Solway, MN 56678 
Phone: (218) 467-3524 
Cynthia Harvest Moon
47732 County Road 27

Solway, MN 56678 
Phone: (763) 634-8515

Cynthia is a natural spiritual individual who has worked with the spiritual energy for many years. Her work is fascinating and has on many occasions been able to bring forward information that could not have been known beforehand. She has great skills of empathy and love and is definitely a person to connect with when you need picking up and putting back on the right road. Through her own experiences of life she has been able to convert this and give valuable guidance. Cynthia just seems to know what is going on around you and has helped many. As well as having strong spiritualistic beliefs she is an excellent counsel.
D & T Landscaping
375 Centerline Road NW

Solway, MN 56678 
Phone: (218) 467-9242
Evergreen Farm Studio
4006 Centerline Road NW 
Solway, MN 56678 
Phone: (218) 467-3273 

You've found the official website for artist and educator, Maureen Fetsch O'Brien. Here you can buy original artwork, browse some of her past projects, and stay up to date with upcoming events and classes. Make sure to sign up for the Maureen Fetsch O'Brien mailing list to receive occasional news and updates about this website and news about upcoming events and classes. Maureen would love to hear from you.
Horizon Warehouse Liquors
15485 Caribou Footed Drive NW 
Solway, MN 56678 
Phone: (218) 467-3245

Horizon Warehouse Liquor offers the largest domestic and import beer selection in Northern Minnesota. Browse our convenient online store for an extensive selection of wine, spirits & beer with daily delivery! Be sure to check back often for the latest events and newest in-store products. We're committed to providing the very best quality, selection and value. Our knowledgeable staff is very friendly and ready to answer any questions. We can help take the guesswork out of shopping for wine or recommend the perfect rum, vodka, gin, whiskey or bourbon - no matter your budget. We also work very hard to stay on top of current product trends, brands and to offer as much diversity as possible.
Jacobson Body Shop Inc
151 Highway 2 W 
Solway, MN 56678 
Phone: (218) 467-3234

Jacobson Body Shop has been serving the local area since 1946
Jacobson Body Shop, Solway Minnesota
LKS Specialties
13496 County Road 9 
Solway, MN 56678 
Phone: (218) 854-7347 
Lundberg Contracting Inc
19189 Trengove Road NW 
Solway, MN 56678 
Phone: (218) 467-3327 
Lundberg Forest Products
3833 Centerline Road NW 
Solway, MN 56678 
Phone: (218) 467-3291 
Margaret's Hair Studio
9764 Centerline Road NW 
Solway, MN 56678 
Phone: (218) 467-3431 
Norbord Minnesota
4409 Northwood Road NW 
Solway, MN 56678 
Phone: (218) 751-2024

Norbord is a leading global manufacturer of wood-based panels with assets of US$1.8 billion and annual sales of approximately US$1.8 billion. Norbord has 17 operations in the United States, Europe and Canada.
Northern Horizons Inc
15981 Highway 2 NW 
Solway, MN 56678 
Phone: (218) 467-9353

Owned and operated by David Holmes, Northern Horizons, Inc. has over 50 years experience in pipe fabrication. Northern Horizons, Inc. is a Pipe Fabrication Shop specializing in: Pipe fabrication Hydrostatic testing Instrumentation testing Skid mounted meters/piping Sandblasting and coating Millwright services
Northland Tree Service & Logging
14394 Thoren Drive NW 
Solway, MN 56678 
Phone: (218) 467-3289

Northland Tree Service & Logging services a large part of Northern Minnesota. They are based in Solway, MN but branch out to a 100 mile radius, including towns of Bemidji, Cass Lake, Bagley, Fosston, Blackduck, and everywhere in between. Northland Tree Service & Logging does everything from stump grinding, trimming, and chipping, to lot clearing and large tree transplanting.
Northland Tree Service & Logging, Solway Minnesota
Photography By Trish
4272 Northwood Road NW 
Solway, MN 56678 
Phone: (218) 755-1123 

Trish has become an award winning photographer by never sitting back on her heels. She is always finding new and meaningful ways to leave something for future generations to look back on with pride—the driving force behind everything she does. By giving back to others through fundraisers, special events and charity auctions, Trish keeps herself firmly planted in the community. She is honored to have her portraits grace the homes of those she works with.
Road Runner Auto Appraisers
49961 129th Avenue
Solway, MN 56678 
Phone: (218) 854-7442
Solway Bar and Grill
130 Centerline Road NW 
Solway, MN 56678 
Phone: (218) 467-9207

Solway Bar and Grill is open 7 days a week, serving food 11am - 10pm daily.
Solway Propane
Highway 2 
Solway, MN 56678 
Phone: (218) 467-3337
Solway Volunteer Fire Department
4027 Munger Shaw Road 
Solway, MN 56678 
Phone: (218) 729-6304 
Sta-Lite Trailer Inc
19231 Highway 2 NW 
Solway, MN 56678 
Phone: (218) 467-3311
Thompson Auto Repair
167 Centerline Road NW 
Solway, MN 56678 
Phone: (218) 467-3544  
NAPA AutoCare 
Torg's Labs
17986 Trengrove Road NW
Solway, MN 56678 
Phone: (218) 467-3578

Steve and Linda are seasoned sports persons, growing up in hunting families and taking to the field at an early age. Hunting game with dogs has been a life long passion. Linda has been a dedicated dog breeder for the past 40 years. Field bred Labradors became our passion 20 years ago. We breed for those who want a family companion as well as a hunting partner.
Torg's Labs, Solway Minnesota
Transcon Sales
15171 Louisana Lane NW 
Solway, MN 56678 
Phone: (218) 467-3404 
Urban Treasures
1362 Centerline Road NW

Solway, MN 56678 
Phone: (218) 444-2527
US Post Office
218 Centerline Road NW
PO Box 9998 
Solway, MN 56678 
Phone: (218) 467-3375
Whipstaff Ranch
6185 Meadowview Road NW
Solway, MN 56678 
Phone: (218) 467-3309 

WhipStaff Ranch and Rescue is a 501c3 non profit organization based in Northern MN. We are an all-species rescue group, as well as a rare breed livestock preservation farm. We are funded by donations and adoption fees, and have no paid employees.
Whipstaff Ranch, Solway Minnesota

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