Lewiston, Minnesota located in the “heart” of Winona County, it’s also the agricultural heart of the county. The small community of 1,620 is centrally located between three major urban centers, Rochester (35 miles), and Winona (15 miles) in Minnesota, and La Crosse, Wisconsin (45 miles), which attracts new families looking for a small town atmosphere and a reasonable commute to employment opportunities. An active business sector works to keep Lewiston viable.

Winona County is part of the bluff lands area of Minnesota and has hills and valleys making up most of the topography.

Lewiston and the surrounding area offers many fun opportunities for the whole family.

Community Organizations

We have an active community and business sector that works to keep Lewiston prosperous:

Community events include the annual Heartland Days and Fools Five Road Race, an 8K road race held each year during the first week of April. To date, the race has raised over $1 million for cancer research.

Community Services

The people of Lewiston care about our neighbors. That is why we make an effort to offer the services that keep us safe, protected, and comfortable.

Lewiston offers:

First-class hospital care is only a short drive from home including:

Lewiston is also served by a Rochester City Lines bus route!


The spirit of Lewiston lies within our community members. We take pride in our strong commitment to quality education.

Schools in Lewiston include:

We also value the educational resources nearby that help our residents gain skills and develop personally.

Universities and Colleges in the Area:

Religious Institutions

We also take pride in our celebration of spirituality. We are a community that embraces many faiths and our religious institutions reflect this diversity.

Churches in Lewiston include:

Recreation & Activities

Summer Rec

Baseball, Softball, T-ball Registration 2023 
Altura Youth Sports will be running registration and organizing teams for both Altura and the City of Lewiston. Teams will be set up similar to pervious years. Players will play on teams that may be a mix of Lewiston and Altura players, or teams that are mainly one town or the other. How that is set up depends on the number of players that sign up. We will also continue to offer co-ed T-ball in Altura for free. Altura Youth Sports will continue to do our best to meet the needs of the youth of our communities.

WHEN: The link for Registration for the 2022 season will be open from:
Friday, February 10, 2023 – Saturday, March 4, 2023

COST: Registration fee is $75 per Baseball and Softball player. Families with multiple players will pay a maximum of $200.
Thanks to our generous local donors, T-Ball is free to players who participate.**
Registration is not complete until payment is received.
There is not an online payment set up for the registration. Please make checks out to AYS and mail the payment to Erica Hansen, 14716 County Road 31, Altura MN 55910 or other arrangements will need to be made.

** An additional late fee will be enforced for those who miss the registration deadline: $75 per Baseball/Softball player and $20 per T-Ball player. Custom printed uniforms will not be guaranteed with late registrations.

HOW: Please register through the online Google Form Link found on our Facebook page .

Please reach out if you need any assistance with registering or to make arrangements to pay the Player Registration Fees. You also can email alturayouthsports@gmail.com or contact Katie Simon (katsimon99@gmail.com) or Erica Hansen.

We are looking forward to having another successful season of baseball, softball and t-ball!