Blackfeet Tribe buys City of Browning’s assets

The town of Browning has been in the process of disbanding due to financial issues since 2016.

In March of 2016, a Lewis and Clark County District Judge appointed Robert Denning to take over financial control of the town’s assets and debt.

According to Blackfeet Tribal Business Council Chairman Harry Barnes, the Tribe has been in negotiations for a lawsuit about an outstanding water issue.

“That was one of the court’s concerns is that they find some settlement to that. The town had really gone defunct because of some financial issues,” Barnes said. “A lot of people blamed it on the tribe but it was not the tribe, it was management issues.

Barnes said the settlement states that the tribe will receive what is left of the assets.