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Morning Buzz: 5 things to know for January 29

Posted at 10:42 AM, Jan 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-29 10:42:04-05

1. Tune into Fox 17 tonight at 7 p.m. to hear Michigan Governor, Gretchen Whitmer's second State of the State Address.

The governor is expected to discuss challenges the state is facing. She will also outline policy priorities that she says will create a stronger state. Another topic to be covered will be Michigan's roads.

Govenor Whitmer has also been tapped to deliver the response to President Trump's State of the Union Address next week on February 4.

Catch the address on as well.

2. In celebration of Valentine's Day this year, Bell's Brewery will release a new Black India pale ale called Black Hearted.

It'll be available at 10 a.m. on Friday, February 14.

Black Hearted is part of the general store exclusive series and will only be available for purchase on draft in the Eccentric Cafe and in 12 ounce bottles packaged in six packs at the general store.

A full calendar of beer release dates is available online.

3. Do you prefer white, chocolate, or red velvet milk? And yes, it is an option.

Shatto Milk, a small family-owned dairy just north of Kansas City, is milking the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs for all their glory, and offering up red velvet-flavored milk.

About 12,000 bottles will be available at their store and select grocery stores, as well as home delivery with pre-orders.

The dairy often does fun honors, like making blue milk for the Kansas City Royals' appearance in the 2015 World Series, and created red and gold cheese curds for the Chiefs.

4. The average brain weighs about three pounds. While exercising it won't help shed any weight, it could help keep the mind sharp. It's National Puzzle Day and a great excuse to spend a few minutes playing your favorite brain game.

Think jigsaw, crossword, Sudoku, or anything that challenges you to think.

Puzzles are a great solo activity or a fun way to spend time with friends.

Your brain will thank you for a little time devoted towards its well-being.

5. Take a break from exercising that brain to freeze it! Ben and Jerry's is offering brand new varieties of dairy and nut-free ice cream.

The ice cream company unveiled three new flavors on Tuesday, all of which are 100 percent plan-based.

The lineup of non-dairy frozen desserts includes "Milk" and Cookies, Creme Brulee Cookies, and Mint Chocolate Chip.

Each flavor makes use of sunflower butter as a peanut alternative, perfect for people with allergies.