Senator Nick Frentz

Nick Frentz represents Senate District 18, which includes portions of Blue Earth, Le Sueur, and Nicollet counties in the south central part of the state. Learn more about Sen. Frentz. Read more news from Sen. Frentz.

Senator Nick Frentz Ushers Bipartisan Energy Budget Provisions to Passage Off Senate Floor

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Today, the Minnesota Senate passed SF 4942, the Agriculture, Commerce, and Energy omnibus budget bill. The Energy portion of the bill, authored by SenateEnergy, Utilities, Environment, and Climate Chair Nick Frentz (DFL – North Mankato), includes legislation to move Minnesota closer… Read More »Senator Nick Frentz Ushers Bipartisan Energy Budget Provisions to Passage Off Senate Floor

Senator Nick Frentz Ushers Bipartisan Minnesota Energy Infrastructure Permitting Act to Passage in Senate

Proposal will progress towards Minnesota’s goal of 100% carbon-free energy by 2040

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Today, the Minnesota Senate passed SF 4784, Senator Nick Frentz’s (DFL – North Mankato) bipartisan Minnesota Energy Infrastructure Permitting Act. The legislation will transform Minnesota’s clean energy permitting process, remove roadblocks to reaching Minnesota’s 100% carbon-free energy by 2040 goal, eliminate redundancies, increase transparency, and make the permitting process consistent and efficient.

Rep. Long and Sen. Frentz announce the Minnesota Energy Infrastructure Permitting Act 

Proposal will empower progress toward 100% clean energy by 2040 goal

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Today at the Minnesota State Capitol, House Majority Leader Jamie Long (DFL – Minneapolis) and Senator Nick Frentz (DFL – North Mankato) announced the Minnesota Energy Infrastructure Permitting Act, legislation to transform Minnesota’s clean energy permitting process, removing roadblocks to reaching the state’s goal of 100% carbon-free energy by 2040 – one of the most ambitious climate goals in the nation. The Minnesota Energy Infrastructure Permitting Act will eliminate redundancies, increase transparency, and make Minnesota’s permitting process more efficient and consistent.

Senator Nick Frentz’s State Competitiveness Fund Invests State, Federal Funds in Clean Energy Future

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – A bill to invest more than $100 million in state funds for clean energy innovation projects passed the Senate on Tuesday. The Minnesota State Competitiveness Fund (SF 1622) will allow qualifying entities to apply for grants totaling up to $15 million, while also competing for federal matching funds. In total, entities included in the legislation will be compete for billions of dollars from the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). The bill passed the Senate overwhelmingly, 39-22, with bipartisan support.

Governor Signs Transformative Clean-Energy Legislation Into Law

Senate Majority Leader Kari Dziedzic, Senator Nick Frentz Tout the Historic Minnesota Effort to Address Climate Change

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Senate Majority Leader Kari Dziedzic (DFL-Minneapolis) and Senator Nick Frentz (DFL-North Mankato) said today that the historic clean-energy legislation Governor Walz signed into law Tuesday will put Minnesota on the path to 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2040 and help ensure the state is a leader in fighting climate change and creating clean-energy jobs.

Minnesota Senate Passes 100 Percent by 2040

Sens. Frentz and Dziedzic Say Minnesota Takes a Transformative Step Toward a Clean Energy Future

ST. PAUL, Minn.– On Thursday, the Minnesota Senate passed the 100 Percent by 2040 Bill, which chief author Sen. Nick Frentz (DFL-North Mankato) calls transformative legislation to tackle the climate crisis and create clean energy jobs.