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It's not often that a surgeon has the opportunity to be joined in the operating room by his own daughter.

But that's what happened to Dr. George Portilla last week.


His daughter, Annie, was in the midst of a two-week summer internship at St. Mary's Innovis in Detroit Lakes, where George has been employed since 1987.

A graduate of Detroit Lakes High School, Annie is about to begin her second year at the University of Minnesota Medical School.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
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