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Welcome to the Village of Luck, Wisconsin!

Luck is best known for its status as the “Yo-Yo Capital of the World” between 1946 and 1965 when it was the home of the Duncan Yo-Yo Company. During those years, nearly every family in Luck was involved in turning plentiful hard maple into yo-yos that were sold nationally and even around the world.”

Luck is a Danish community in a rural, lake filled part of Wisconsin, an hour NW of Minneapolis and St Paul MN.

Luck was originally two settlements, Luck on Big Butternut Lake, and West Denmark further west, founded by Danish immigrants in 1869 on the north and west shores of Little Butternut Lake and extending out for a few miles.

According to one of the local legends, the loggers in the 1800’s, who were on their way to the St. Croix River, were lucky to make it to the big hotel on Big Butternut Lake in Lawson City before sundown. If you made it that far, you had put in a long day and were “in luck,” therein lies its name.

Nestled on the south shore of Big Butternut Lake, Luck Golf Course features a variety of tees and terrain to challenge and satisfy players of all abilities.

Big Butternut Lake is a 384 acre lake located in the Village of Luck, Wisconsin. It has a maximum depth of 19 feet. Visitors have access to the lake from a public boat landing. Fish include Panfish, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike and Walleye.

Living in the Village of Luck can be a delightful experience. The village provides the perfect small-town charm. Residents enjoy being nestled in the natural beauty of northwest Wisconsin, perfect for outdoor activities like camping and fishing.

2024 Elections:

Tuesday, April 2nd- Pres Pref Primary & Spring Election                                                                                                                                                                      Tuesday, August 13th- Partisan Primary                                                                                                                                Tuesday, November 5th- General Election

Notices:

It is unlawful by ordinance to rake leaves into the street or to burn leaves on the street pavement or street gutters.

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