The Minnesota Supreme Court affirmed a lower court ruling on Thursday that will allow a Nov. 5 ballot referendum on St. Paul's residential waste collection system to proceed. The St. Paul City Council has a special meeting today to discuss officially placing it on the ballot.
The ruling also upheld a district court's temporary stay on suspending the collection system until election results are confirmed, hinting at more to come. "So as not to impair the orderly process of ballot preparation, this order is issued with an opinion to follow at a later date," wrote Chief Justice Lorie Gildea.
By Cole Rosengren, Waste Dive