Dick Endres, founder of Confidence Learning Center, talks about the memories of

Confidence Learning Center founder dies


Consistency, compassion and confidence, were the hallmarks of Dick Endres’ career, yet his long years of service to Confidence Learning Center weren’t always a certainty. Had the model for treating people with developmental disabilities not changed from when he entered the field he said last week he wouldn’t have stayed long.

The 84-year-old founder of Confidence Learning Center died early Monday at his home.

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Mike O'Rourke
Mike O'Rourke began his career at the Brainerd Dispatch in 1978 as a general assignment reporter. He was named city editor in 1981 and associate editor in 1999. He covers politics and writes features and editorials.
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