Matthew Lambert joined the Pierce County Herald and River Falls Journal in December 2016 covering government, school board, and writing features about the community. He is a graduate of Winona State University with a Bachelor's degree in Journalism.
A house fire at 9:42 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19 at 166 S. Borner Street in Prescott is under investigation. The fire did not displace the residents, believed to be a rental property, according to Prescott Fire Chief Tom Lytle. The owners of the home are listed in property records as Craig and Amy Lubich. The weather was described as normal with no one home during the fire. Lytle said the fire was contained on the outside near the garage, with the garage not being affected.
An email scam attack that was sent Wednesday afternoon, May 3, is affecting Google accounts. The email invites users to click on a Google Doc link, which then spreads the phishing scam to the user's email contacts.
TOWN OF DIAMOND BLUFF -- A fire that broke out at a rural Prescott business was still smoldering six hours after it started Saturday morning, shut down a state highway and drew more than 10 departments to respond. Scanner traffic reported a fire at roughly 11:15 a.m. April 15 at River City Metals & Auto Salvage (N3941 State Highway 35), which is located south of Prescott in the town of Diamond Bluff.