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Medical student Geoff Rutledge, left, and his father, Dr. Robb Rutledge, hold up a frame containing the photos of four generations of Rutledge doctors. Geoff will be adding his portrait to that montage when he graduates medical school in May. (Photo courtesy Robyn E. White/ University of Minnesota)

Rutledge medical legacy continues

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Even if you don't know a Rutledge, if you've been in the Detroit Lakes area for any period of time, you likely know the Rutledge name. The University of Minnesota Medical School could say the same thing.

Geoff Rutledge is a fourth-year medical student at the college, the fourth generation of the Rutledge family to earn his degree there. He will be a fifth generation doctor.

"It's like wearing blinders," Gerrie Rutledge jokes.

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