When the 2017 session began, I was one of 12 freshmen who were part of the new Republican majority in Minnesota Senate. Each of us ran for office in large part due to frustration with the lack of results and the constant bickering that was a hallmark of the previous Legislature, so we were committed to getting things done. We had a long to-do list when session began, but we checked off every item. It was one of the most productive sessions in recent memory. There's far too much to summarize in only one column, but here is what we did on a few of the big issues.