Fort Dodge Messenger: The local government’s effort to support the redevelopment of the Crossroads Mall site was launched Monday by City Council members who first heard from sometimes angry and sometimes tearful mall merchants worried about what will happen to their livelihoods. An ambitious plan revealed Monday by Crossroads Plaza Development LLC, of Ankeny, calls for demolishing the mall and replacing it with a collection of smaller retail and mixed use buildings, a medical or office building and a hotel.