NU Online News Service, Dec. 16, 2004, 5:06 p.m. EST

Advantus Capital Management, St. Paul, Minn., has hired James Moeller to be securities counsel.[@@]

Advantus is an asset management affiliate of Minnesota Life Insurance Company, St. Paul.

Moeller previously was a lawyer at Dorsey & Whitney L.L.P., Minneapolis.

Moeller has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota and a law degree from George Washington University.