Maine Things Considered

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Weekdays at 4 p.m. hear Maine’s only daily statewide radio news program. MPBN's award-winning news staff brings you the latest news from across Maine and the region, as well as in-depth reports on the most important issues.

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Tom Porter / MPBN

PORTLAND, Maine - Maine is home to an estimated 5,000 Somali immigrants, many of whom send regular payments to family members back home. This represents an important financial lifeline for many in Somalia, and for that nation's economy.

Jennifer Mitchell / MPBN

ORONO, Maine - As you go about your shopping this spring, keep your eyes peeled for a new potato hitting the market. The Caribou Russet is the latest variety to emerge from the University of Maine experimental potato lab.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Fifteen years ago, Maine restructured its electricity business. The state required power companies to sell off their generating facilities and become only transmission and distribution companies.

Courtesy U.S. Geological Survey / Wikimedia Commons

WISCASSET, Maine - After months of bitter cold, we have at last reached that time of year when nature starts to wake up. Some of the first - and most audible - signs of spring's arrival are the mating calls of amphibians - peepers and wood frogs.

CARIBOU, Maine - Northernmost Maine remains under a flood watch today, as warming temperatures and melting snow cause water to build up behind ice jams and rivers in the area to rise. Ice remains a concern, as well, on the upper Penobscot and Piscataquis Rivers.

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