The R.M. of Browning No. 34 was incorporated as a rural municipality in 1912. Records from then indicate that there were 360 resident farmers and a population of 1800 within the R.M. As of the 2011 Census, the population was 400.
The R.M. of Browning No. 34 is 18 miles by 18 miles and consists of nine townships: 4-4, 4-5, 4-6, 5-4, 5-5, 5-6, 6-4, 6-5, 6-6, all west of the second meridian. The rural municipality surrounds the Town of Lampman, and also has the hamlets of Willmar and Steelman within it’s boundaries. Browning is primarily an agriculture based municipality, with an extensive commercial assessment due to the oilfield and oil related businesses operating within the R.M. of Browning and the Town of Lampman. In 2002, the R.M. of Browning No 34 and Town of Lampman amalgamated administration of both municipalities into one joint office.
Regular Council meetings are held the second Thursday of each month at the office located at 215 Main Street, Lampman. The current office was built in 1968, with an addition and renovations completed in 2011.
The old R.M. maintenance shop was built in 1971 on NE 9-5-6 W2. As the needs of the municipality increased, so did the size and amount of equipment. A new municipal maintenance shop was constructed on the west side of Lampman in the Minard Industrial subdivision in 2012/2013. The shop grand opening was held in July, 2013.