Christian Thauer, who currently lives in Nevada, wanted to buy a three-bedroom, one-bathroom home in Millinocket for his family, but digital thieves stole thousands of dollars from him, he said. Credit: Sawyer Loftus / BDN

Today is Monday. Temperatures will be in the high 30s to mid 40s, north to south, with a wintery mix of snow and rain throughout the state. Here’s what we’re talking about in Maine today.

The latest on the coronavirus in Maine

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention will release the latest data on COVID-19 cases from the weekend by 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. Check out our tracker for more information.

The majority of Maine students are contracting COVID outside of school

Maine schools’ efforts to track the virus’ spread among students and staff, as well as national and international research, have shown that little spread is actually happening in classrooms.

He thought he was buying a house in Millinocket. Instead he sent fraudsters $78,000.

Christian Thauer and his wife are now part of a growing number of would-be homebuyers who have been victims of an increasingly sophisticated kind of cybercrime called real estate transfer fraud.

Maine State Police is rolling back its coverage in rural Penobscot County

The Maine State Police has been pushing for years to hand more rural patrol responsibilities to county sheriff’s offices.

Lockdowns in other states helped Maine’s construction industry recover during the pandemic

Health-related building, public works projects and demand for multifamily housing drove Maine’s construction market during the pandemic and helped minimize business losses.

People are flocking to Maine to hunt and fish during the pandemic

Nonresidents have spearheaded the increase in license sales.

Cannabis may be a surprising solution to Maine’s ‘forever chemicals’ problem

If it works,  hemp would be the first known solution for making forever chemicals a thing of the past.

Snow, ice and high winds expected in Maine on Monday

Parts of Maine are expected to get up to a foot of snow and wind gusts up to 65 mph as another winter storm hits the state.

Maine’s potato crop is so big railroads are being used for 1st time in 40 years to transport it

The 2021 harvest made history for its size — a roughly 20 percent greater yield than normal, thanks to near-perfect growing conditions.

In other Maine news …

2-story Broadway home total loss after fire

5 taken to hospital after Island Falls rollover

Aroostook snowmobile trails are luring riders from across New England

Belfast man dies after being hit by truck

Midcoast food drive wants to fill 100-year-old Rockland theater with donations

Construction on 3 new UMaine women’s athletic fields will begin this spring

Maine cinemas clawing back despite another winter of COVID-19

Homesickness inspired a Milford woman to start a Portuguese bakery and kitchen