In the last week of May, you can begin to see the town of Hayward perk up its ears at the word “summer” and start pacing by the front door, ready to be let out. The streets are being painted, flower baskets are being hung, and everyone is preparing for the wonderful onslaught that is tourist season. This is something that Hayward knows and loves. Locals can smell it in the wind (or see it on the highway) when the tourists start flocking to our small town. But Hayward doesn’t run or hide; it opens its arms and is ready for the people that have traveled near and far to come to our town. Even if they’re Minnesota Viking fans.